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AADS is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic year


AADS is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our graduate programs for the 2020-2021 academic year! We offer a variety of graduate programs that are flexible and unique in their own ways. There are funding opportunities available.

K-12 Book Drive in collaboration with Gambian American Foundation (GAF)


The Gambian American Foundation (GAF) is looking for the donation of new or gently used hardback and paperback books, from levels K-12 and beyond. We are looking for all kinds of child, adolescent, and adult fiction and non-fiction books. Please, kindly drop your book donations at the African and African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS), Labor Center, third floor. For Further details, please e-mail Mariama Jaiteh at

Dr. Hilary Jones receives prestigious Fellowships and Award (Updated June 2019)


Dr. Hilary Jones was recently awarded the U.S. Scholar Fulbright Award for the Africa Regional Research Program in Senegal. The award will allow her to conduct fieldwork in Senegal for her book manuscript, “From Senegal to the French Antilles: West Africa and the Making of the French Atlantic World.” This was in addition to the two prestigious Fellowships she received in the spring. Please click for more information.

Upcoming Events

Film Screening: Talking Black in America

09/24/2019 05:00 PM

Join us for a film screening of Talking Black in America on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 5.00 PM in Graham Center 140. The event will begin with a reception, which will be followed by the film screening. This event is being hosted by the Center for Humanities in an Urban Environment, and is co-sponsored by AADS, School of Education and Human Development, Linguistics Program, and the Department of English.

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Florida International University
Modesto A Maidique Campus
Labor Center, Room 304
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199
Tel: 305-348-6860
Fax: 305-348-3270

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